Regulating the Press: A comparative study of international press councils – Lara Fielden

3 05 2012

What can we learn from press councils overseas? The lesson that rapidly emerges from an exploration of press regulation across the globe is that it provides not so much a window on a foreign world, as a mirror in which an array of common problems are reflected back at us. The reality is that Press Councils around the world are grappling with profound challenges. The role and status of new media; converging content across print, broadcasting and online platforms; and financial austerity are just some of these testing issues. There is no one solution, no blueprint for reform, but there are interesting and valuable perspectives. Read the rest of this entry »





Inforrm Blog – Happy One Million Hits

3 05 2012

The Inforrm blog yesterday reached one million hits – 2 years and 3 months after our launch.  Once again, we would like to thank all our readers and the many people who have contributed to the success of the blog over this period and particularly those who have written for us over the past two years.  We reached 500,000 hits in June 2011 – after 17 months – and we have had a further 500,000 since.  This is Inforrm blog post number 1,170. Read the rest of this entry »